New Manufacturing Process For SiC Power Devices Opens Market

Electronics, Manufacturing, Process

Researchers from North Carolina State University are rolling out a new manufacturing process and chip design for silicon carbide (SiC) power devices, which can be used to more efficiently regulate power in technologies that use electronics. The process – called PRESiCE™ – was developed with support from the PowerAmerica Institute funded by the Department of Energy to make it easier for companies to enter the SiC marketplace and develop new products.

          Photograph of Jay Baliga, who developed the PRESiCE process holding a wafer of silicon carbide devices.

       Jay Baliga, who developed the PRESiCE™ process.

“PRESiCE™ will allow more companies to get into the SiC market, because they won’t have to initially develop their own design and manufacturing process for power devices – an expensive, time-consuming engineering effort,” says Jay Baliga, Distinguished University Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NC State and lead author of a paper on PRESiCE™ that will be presented later this month. “The companies can instead use the PRESiCE™ technology to develop their own products. That’s good for the companies, good for consumers, and good for U.S. manufacturing.”

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